Average Bench: 537% (6th of 1080)

Based on 1,900 user benchmarks.  Models: CT1000T700SSD5, CT1000T700SSD3, NVMe CT1000T700SSD3, NVMe CT1000T700SSD5

The Crucial T700 is one of the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs, offering peak data rates double those of PCIe 4.0. The T700 can reach staggering burst sequential read and write speeds of 15 and 12 GB/s. However, out of cache performance still lies within PCIe 4.0 limits so the T700 doesn’t have a PCIe 5.0 advantage during sustained workloads. At current prices (1TB = $140, 2TB = $270, 4TB = $370) the T700 may be of interest to users looking for almost unparalleled burst performance, though most users won’t notice much improvement compared to the WD Black SN850X because of other bottlenecks in in a typical system. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial T700 M.2 1TB averaged 437.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial T700 M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,481MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 5,489MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial T700 M.2 1TB is 376%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial T700 M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 82MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
2,424 Read 5,602 7,463
1,900 Write 5,489 7,721
1,371 Mixed 3,082 3,631
1,030 SusWrite 2,141 3,057
911% 4,079 MB/s
Min Avg Max
51.3 4K Read 82 93.9
75.2 4K Write 212 349
56.9 4K Mixed 113 146
381% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1,013 DQ Read 1,725 2,280
454 DQ Write 1,182 1,819
588 DQ Mixed 1,481 2,016
1,098% 1,463 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
837GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5114 5272 2041 1869 1693 1280 MB/s
Read 6,028
Write 5,699
Mixed 3,270
SusWrite 2878
999% 4,469 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 86.5
283% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,860
DQ Write 1,315
DQ Mixed 1,714
1,246% 1,630 MB/s
775GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5103
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4102 3299 1860 1869 1882 1884 MB/s
Read 5,506
Write 5878
Mixed 3,245
SusWrite 2,483
958% 4,278 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 77.8
252% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,666
DQ Write 843
DQ Mixed 1,450
1,025% 1,320 MB/s
473GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PACR5103
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3202 982 833 804 832 830 MB/s
Read 5,727
Write 5,390
Mixed 3,232
SusWrite 1,247
869% 3,899 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 79.8
258% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,718
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 1,567
1,076% 1,351 MB/s
641GB free
Firmware: PACR5101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2189 3419 3456 2562 1764 1765 MB/s
Read 3902
Write 3,855
Mixed 2,709
SusWrite 2,526
729% 3,248 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 70.4
235% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,382
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 1,178
836% 1,082 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in May '23
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Typical T700 M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 459%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 609%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z790 AORUS ELITE X WIFI7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $2,430

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